The table below looks at the statistics for MS Office skills in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MS Office over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Office
Rank 54 75 101
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +26
Permanent jobs citing MS Office 316 198 192
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 4.25% 2.89% 2.62%
As % of the Applications category 26.58% 19.13% 18.20%
Number of salaries quoted 258 152 155
Average salary £26,250 £30,000 £26,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% +15.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,000 £18,400 £16,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,050 £100,000 £45,250
UK excluding London average salary £29,265 £30,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
-2.45% -
MS Office
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Applications category in permanent jobs advertised in the North West region.

Applications Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Applications category
1189 1035 1055
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 15.98% 15.11% 14.40%
Number of salaries quoted 968 845 942
Average salary £32,500 £32,500 £32,500
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £20,000 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £53,500
UK excluding London average salary £34,700 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
-0.85% +2.94%

MS Office
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MS Office across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Applications category.

MS Office Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

MS Office
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MS Office across the North West region.

MS Office Salary Trend in the North West

MS Office
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MS Office across the North West region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

MS Office Salary Histogram in the North West

MS Office
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MS Office within the North West region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +37 178 £26,631 +6.52% 19
Cheshire +9 85 £30,000 -14.28% 17
Lancashire +2 25 £21,000 -8.69% 3
Merseyside +10 24 £26,000 -17.46% 3
Cumbria +4 3 £24,000 -
MS Office
England

MS Office
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the North West region citing MS Office also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MS Office.

1 385 (69.62%) Microsoft
2 297 (53.71%) MS Excel
3 237 (42.86%) Windows
4 157 (28.39%) SQL
5 123 (22.24%) Active Directory
6 110 (19.89%) SQL Server
7 98 (17.72%) Windows 7
8 97 (17.54%) Project Management
8 97 (17.54%) Finance
9 79 (14.29%) ITIL
9 79 (14.29%) TCP/IP
9 79 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
10 78 (14.10%) Degree
11 74 (13.38%) Windows Server 2003
12 72 (13.02%) MS Exchange
13 64 (11.57%) .NET
14 61 (11.03%) Windows XP
15 56 (10.13%) SharePoint
16 55 (9.95%) MS PowerPoint
17 49 (8.86%) T-SQL
17 49 (8.86%) Windows Server 2012
18 48 (8.68%) C#
19 47 (8.50%) Microsoft Certification
19 47 (8.50%) VMware
20 46 (8.32%) Management Information System
20 46 (8.32%) Time Management
21 44 (7.96%) DNS
21 44 (7.96%) MCP
22 43 (7.78%) MS Project
22 43 (7.78%) Business Intelligence

MS Office
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the North West region citing MS Office also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MS Office. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 72 (13.02%) MS Exchange
2 56 (10.13%) SharePoint
3 32 (5.79%) IIS
4 25 (4.52%) Exchange Server 2007
4 25 (4.52%) Lync
5 19 (3.44%) Exchange Server 2010
6 14 (2.53%) Exchange Server 2003
7 10 (1.81%) SAS
8 7 (1.27%) Tomcat
8 7 (1.27%) SharePoint 2010
9 6 (1.08%) Office Communications Server
9 6 (1.08%) CMS
10 4 (0.72%) SharePoint Server
10 4 (0.72%) WebSphere
10 4 (0.72%) Site Server
10 4 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2013
11 2 (0.36%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (0.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.18%) MS Project Server
12 1 (0.18%) GroupWise
Applications
1 297 (53.71%) MS Excel
2 55 (9.95%) MS PowerPoint
3 43 (7.78%) MS Project
4 21 (3.80%) MS Visio
5 15 (2.71%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.72%) SPSS
7 3 (0.54%) AutoCAD
7 3 (0.54%) FastStats
8 2 (0.36%) SketchUp
8 2 (0.36%) Revit
8 2 (0.36%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.36%) Fireworks
9 1 (0.18%) Maya
9 1 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.18%) InDesign
9 1 (0.18%) Windchill
9 1 (0.18%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 14 (2.53%) Google Analytics
2 12 (2.17%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (1.27%) Tridion
4 5 (0.90%) Remedy ITSM
5 4 (0.72%) Oracle Applications
6 3 (0.54%) PeopleSoft Financials
6 3 (0.54%) Dynamics NAV
7 2 (0.36%) Visualfiles
7 2 (0.36%) Teamcenter
7 2 (0.36%) CA Clarity
8 1 (0.18%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.18%) Dynamics GP
8 1 (0.18%) Retail-J
8 1 (0.18%) Sage 200
8 1 (0.18%) Oracle Payables
8 1 (0.18%) Exstream
8 1 (0.18%) SalesLogix
Cloud Services
1 19 (3.44%) Office 365
2 15 (2.71%) SaaS
3 2 (0.36%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 79 (14.29%) TCP/IP
2 44 (7.96%) DNS
3 37 (6.69%) VPN
4 33 (5.97%) DHCP
5 28 (5.06%) Internet
6 24 (4.34%) LAN
7 21 (3.80%) WAN
8 17 (3.07%) Firewall
9 15 (2.71%) SAN
10 11 (1.99%) VoIP
11 10 (1.81%) Wi-Fi
11 10 (1.81%) HTTP
12 9 (1.63%) Wireless
12 9 (1.63%) VLAN
12 9 (1.63%) Network Security
13 8 (1.45%) SSL
14 7 (1.27%) Intranet
14 7 (1.27%) Intrusion Detection
14 7 (1.27%) Ethernet
14 7 (1.27%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 110 (19.89%) SQL Server
2 43 (7.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 35 (6.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 27 (4.88%) Relational Database
5 21 (3.80%) Data Warehouse
6 16 (2.89%) SQL Server 2005
6 16 (2.89%) SQL Server 2008
7 15 (2.71%) DB2
8 14 (2.53%) Data Mining
9 11 (1.99%) Crystal Reports
10 10 (1.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 7 (1.27%) QlikView
11 7 (1.27%) SQL Server 2012
11 7 (1.27%) Oracle Reports
11 7 (1.27%) BusinessObjects
12 5 (0.90%) Big Data
13 4 (0.72%) Pentaho
13 4 (0.72%) Hadoop
13 4 (0.72%) MongoDB
13 4 (0.72%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 9 (1.63%) JIRA
2 4 (0.72%) Eclipse
2 4 (0.72%) Visual Studio
3 3 (0.54%) Selenium
3 3 (0.54%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.36%) UltraEdit
5 1 (0.18%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.18%) Hudson
5 1 (0.18%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.18%) IntelliJ
5 1 (0.18%) Dreamweaver
5 1 (0.18%) Subversion
General
1 97 (17.54%) Finance
2 39 (7.05%) Marketing
3 30 (5.42%) Telecoms
4 25 (4.52%) Retail
5 23 (4.16%) Banking
6 21 (3.80%) Legal
7 13 (2.35%) Pharmaceutical
7 13 (2.35%) Automotive
8 11 (1.99%) Law
9 7 (1.27%) Local Government
10 6 (1.08%) Back Office
11 4 (0.72%) Manufacturing
11 4 (0.72%) Publishing
11 4 (0.72%) Games
12 2 (0.36%) Advertising
12 2 (0.36%) Billing
12 2 (0.36%) General Ledger
12 2 (0.36%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.18%) Front Office
13 1 (0.18%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 186 (33.63%) Analyst
2 52 (9.40%) Support Analyst
3 50 (9.04%) Support Engineer
3 50 (9.04%) Developer
4 49 (8.86%) IT Support
5 38 (6.87%) Business Analyst
6 32 (5.79%) Project Manager
7 30 (5.42%) 2nd Line Support
8 28 (5.06%) Service Analyst
9 25 (4.52%) Service Desk Analyst
10 23 (4.16%) IT Support Engineer
10 23 (4.16%) 1st Line Support
11 22 (3.98%) Administrator
12 19 (3.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 18 (3.25%) Applications Support
13 18 (3.25%) IT Support Analyst
14 16 (2.89%) Senior Manager
15 15 (2.71%) Consultant
16 14 (2.53%) Applications Support Analyst
16 14 (2.53%) Product Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (11.57%) .NET
2 26 (4.70%) XML
3 18 (3.25%) .NET Framework
4 14 (2.53%) ASP.NET
5 13 (2.35%) CSS
6 9 (1.63%) HTML
7 6 (1.08%) COM
8 5 (0.90%) jQuery
9 4 (0.72%) J2EE
9 4 (0.72%) XSL
10 3 (0.54%) Classic ASP
10 3 (0.54%) Ajax
11 2 (0.36%) Sass
12 1 (0.18%) HornetQ
12 1 (0.18%) JPA
12 1 (0.18%) HTML5
12 1 (0.18%) CSS3
12 1 (0.18%) JSP
12 1 (0.18%) Web Services
12 1 (0.18%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 46 (8.32%) Management Information System
2 14 (2.53%) Blackberry
3 13 (2.35%) Visualisation
3 13 (2.35%) Enterprise Software
4 12 (2.17%) Mathematics
5 10 (1.81%) Computer Science
5 10 (1.81%) Statistics
6 8 (1.45%) iPhone
7 6 (1.08%) Clustering
8 5 (0.90%) GIS
8 5 (0.90%) Smart Meter
9 4 (0.72%) Fat Client
9 4 (0.72%) Video Conferencing
9 4 (0.72%) Physics
9 4 (0.72%) Thin Client
9 4 (0.72%) IVR
9 4 (0.72%) Tandem
10 3 (0.54%) APACS
10 3 (0.54%) EMV
10 3 (0.54%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 237 (42.86%) Windows
2 98 (17.72%) Windows 7
3 79 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 74 (13.38%) Windows Server 2003
5 61 (11.03%) Windows XP
6 49 (8.86%) Windows Server 2012
7 34 (6.15%) Windows 8
8 32 (5.79%) Linux
9 16 (2.89%) UNIX
10 11 (1.99%) Android
11 10 (1.81%) Windows Vista
12 6 (1.08%) Windows 2000
13 5 (0.90%) Windows 2000 Server
14 3 (0.54%) Mac OS X
14 3 (0.54%) Windows Mobile
15 2 (0.36%) Windows NT
16 1 (0.18%) AIX
16 1 (0.18%) Mac OS
16 1 (0.18%) Apple iOS
16 1 (0.18%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (17.54%) Project Management
2 79 (14.29%) ITIL
3 46 (8.32%) Time Management
4 43 (7.78%) Business Intelligence
5 41 (7.41%) PRINCE2
6 40 (7.23%) Change Management
7 35 (6.33%) CRM
8 31 (5.61%) Service Delivery
8 31 (5.61%) Migration
9 30 (5.42%) Service Management
10 27 (4.88%) ETL
10 27 (4.88%) ERP
11 26 (4.70%) Agile Software Development
11 26 (4.70%) Analytics
12 22 (3.98%) Business Analysis
13 21 (3.80%) Systems Analysis
14 20 (3.62%) Document Management
15 18 (3.25%) E-Commerce
15 18 (3.25%) Data Migration
16 16 (2.89%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 157 (28.39%) SQL
2 49 (8.86%) T-SQL
3 48 (8.68%) C#
4 36 (6.51%) VB
5 27 (4.88%) VBA
6 20 (3.62%) C
7 17 (3.07%) Java
8 11 (1.99%) JavaScript
8 11 (1.99%) VB.NET
9 8 (1.45%) VBScript
9 8 (1.45%) PowerShell
10 5 (0.90%) C++
11 4 (0.72%) Python
12 3 (0.54%) VB6
13 2 (0.36%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.36%) ABAP
14 1 (0.18%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.18%) PowerHouse
Qualifications
1 78 (14.10%) Degree
2 47 (8.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 44 (7.96%) MCP
4 27 (4.88%) MCSE
5 26 (4.70%) MCSA
6 24 (4.34%) Security Cleared
7 23 (4.16%) MCTS
8 15 (2.71%) MCITP
9 14 (2.53%) SC Cleared
9 14 (2.53%) CCNA
9 14 (2.53%) Cisco Certification
10 11 (1.99%) ITIL Certification
11 10 (1.81%) A+ Certification
12 9 (1.63%) ISTQB
13 7 (1.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 7 (1.27%) CISSP
14 6 (1.08%) HND
14 6 (1.08%) CCNP
15 4 (0.72%) ISEB
15 4 (0.72%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (7.78%) SLA
2 13 (2.35%) QA
3 5 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.72%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.18%) BS7799
System Software
1 123 (22.24%) Active Directory
2 32 (5.79%) Hyper-V
3 30 (5.42%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (2.35%) vSphere
5 8 (1.45%) VMware ESX
6 7 (1.27%) Snort
7 6 (1.08%) XenApp
7 6 (1.08%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 5 (0.90%) Terminal Services
9 4 (0.72%) Terminal Server
10 3 (0.54%) NFS
10 3 (0.54%) Xen
10 3 (0.54%) VMware Server
10 3 (0.54%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (0.54%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.18%) SpamAssassin
11 1 (0.18%) XenServer
11 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 10 (1.81%) Backup Exec
2 9 (1.63%) SCCM
3 7 (1.27%) McAfee ePO
3 7 (1.27%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 7 (1.27%) Nessus
4 5 (0.90%) HP Quality Center
5 4 (0.72%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 4 (0.72%) DameWare
6 3 (0.54%) OpenView
6 3 (0.54%) WSUS
6 3 (0.54%) ServiceCenter
7 2 (0.36%) SCOM
8 1 (0.18%) Windows Intune
8 1 (0.18%) AppDNA
8 1 (0.18%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 385 (69.62%) Microsoft
2 47 (8.50%) VMware
3 39 (7.05%) Oracle
4 34 (6.15%) HP
5 31 (5.61%) Citrix
6 20 (3.62%) SAP
7 16 (2.89%) Salesforce.com
8 15 (2.71%) McAfee
8 15 (2.71%) Dell
9 14 (2.53%) Cisco
9 14 (2.53%) Google
10 12 (2.17%) Fujitsu
11 11 (1.99%) Coremetrics
11 11 (1.99%) Symantec
12 8 (1.45%) Business Objects
12 8 (1.45%) NEC
13 7 (1.27%) IronPort
13 7 (1.27%) Qualys
13 7 (1.27%) EPiServer
13 7 (1.27%) hybris
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £21000 - £24000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £17000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 35,000 - 40,000
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £70000 - £90000 per annum + up to 25% bonus + Good benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
networx
Salary: £55,000 per annum Salary £55,000 plus pension plus bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Winsford, Cheshire
Roc Search
Salary: £22000 - £24000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £21000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bury, Lancashire
Foresight Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: DOE
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Actis Recruitment.
Salary: From £15,000 to £20,000 per annum + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £26000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Leyland, Lancashire
Blue Octopus Recruitment LLP
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Runcorn, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £24000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Greater Manchester
Exposed Solutions
Salary: £40000 to £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £16000 - £18000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
Chorley, Lancashire
FT Select
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £16000 - £18000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
The SmartList
Salary: 28-30k
Posted: 10 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
The SmartList
Salary: 28-30k
Posted: 10 days ago